Music helps us get through all this, and WTJU’s programming will continue to provide a respite.
As a community radio station, we’re also working closely with our community news partner Charlottesville Tomorrow, as well as updates from the University of Virginia. Throughout WTJU’s program schedule, we’ll air lots of coronavirus-related local PSAs and local news updates.
Here are some of the resources that have crossed our radar. We’ll add more as we find them.
Support Cville – A repository of resources for those seeking or looking to provide a wide variety of assistance
Restaurant Fund – A fundraiser, through GoFundMe, to provide monetary support to restaurant employees who have lost their job or experienced a loss of income.
Emergency Response Fund – A fund put together by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation to provide monetary assistance to those most impacted by the pandemic. This includes residents without health insurance or access to sick days, people with limited English language proficiency, healthcare and gig economy workers, and communities of color.
Relief for Artists – A fund organized by the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative to support artists who had work that was scheduled and then lost or cancelled.
PPE Donation – UVA Health has established a donation center to drop off much needed equipment: masks, hand sanitizer, liquid hand soap, and non-latex disposable gloves. The center is open 10am to 5pm, seven days a week and is located at the Education Resource Center.
Child/Eldercare Assistance – UVA is offering back-up child and elder care assistance to benefits-eligible employees through two organizations, Bright Horizons and SitterCity. SitterCity is currently seeking applicants to provide in-home care for children. This is a paid position. More information on back-up care benefits and caregiver applications are available at the link.
If you want the latest information on the situation, you can view Charlottesville Tomorrow’s full coverage below.